ATLANTIC CITY — If you’ve been meaning to meander over to the Tropicana to sample any — or many — of its extensive ensemble of eateries, Sunday through Thursday, Oct. 28 through Nov. 1, might be the perfect time to do it.
The Trop is taking menus into its own hands with the inaugural Tropicana Restaurant Week, where guests can try prix-fixe menus from various gourmet restaurants starting at $29.95, and casual dining starting at $7.
“This is the perfect opportunity to showcase the variety of options we have at Tropicana at a value,” says Tropicana general manager Steve Callender. “We’ve got whatever you’re in the mood for, from Asian to Cuban to Irish to American cuisine — all in one location. That is something that you won’t find anywhere else in Atlantic City.”
Additionally, guests should bring their appetite for shopping, as the Trop is incorporating the retail shops of The Quarter into the five-day affair with models intermittently displaying the hottest fashion trends from participating stores, and handing out discount passes. Participating stores will include Signatures, Caché, Francesca’s, Talk of the Walk, and others.
Below is a list gourmet dining options starting at $29.95:
Cuba Libre — Add some Cuban spice to your night with a three-course menu for $29.95. Guests may select appetizer, entrée, and dessert from some of Cuba Libre’s most popular dishes including empanadas, grilled fish, and traditional Call (609) 348-6700 for reservations.
Golden Dynasty — Put an Asian flare on your night by partaking in Golden Dynasty’s three course menu including Dynasty lobster roll, five-spice shrimp, and mango mousse torte just to name a few. Enjoy choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert for just $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 1-800-345-8767 for reservations.
FIN: A Seafood & Prime Steak Experience — Indulge in a three-course menu of Fin’s most popular dishes including Maine lobster bisque, jumbo lump crab cakes, and chocolate jubilation cake, among others. Receive choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert for just $38 per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 1-800-345-8767.
Il Verdi — In the mood for some Italiano? Savor the authentic Italian flavors of Il Verdi. Start with a caprese salad and work your way to Linguine Alle Vongole (linguini in a red or white clam sauce), and who can say no to Tiramisu for dessert? Enjoy a choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert for $38 per person plus tax and gratuity. Available Oct. 29 and 30 from 6-10pm. For reservations call 1-800-345-8767.
The Palm Restaurant — The Palm will offer a delectable three-course meal at $39.90 per person with choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Caesar salad, Porcini dusted nine-ounce filet, and crème brulee are some favorites from this menu. Call (609) 344-7256 for reservations.
Carmine’s — Now is the perfect time to find out what the buzz is all about. One of Atlantic City’s best Italian restaurants, Carmine’s will offer a versatile authentic Italian two course menu for $40 per person featuring options like portobello parmigiana and chicken marsala. Call (609) 572-9300 for reservations.
P.F. Chang’s — Take advantage of P.F. Chang’s four-course menu for two. Enjoy two soups, a starter, two entrées, and two desserts for just $44.95. For reservations call (609) 348-4600
Below is a list of casual dining options starting at $7
A Dam Good Deli — Any sandwich with a bag of chips and soft drink for $7.
A Dam Good Sports Bar — A 40-ounce bottle of beer and two taco dinners for $18.99.
Hooters — A pitcher of domestic beer, 20 of their famous boneless wings, and an order of fried pickles for $17.99.
Ri-Ra Irish Pub — An early-bird traditional Irish menu with items for $10 each day (Sun.-Thurs.) from 3-6pm. Enjoy cottage pie on Sunday, bangers & mash on Monday, fish ‘n’ chips Tuesday, beef and Guinness stew Wednesday, and chicken boxty on Thursday.
NOTE: Atlantic City Restaurant Week is slated for March 3-9, 2013.
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Atlantic City Restaurant Week began yesterday, Sunday, March 4. Since I hadn’t had a chance yet to check out Harry’s Oyster Bar and Seafood at Bally’s, a recent addition from the Dougherty family (Dock’s Oyster House, the Knife and Fork) which opened last June, that was my selection for lunch.
Restaurant Week extends from Sunday through Saturday, March 4-10, and offers a three-course lunch for $15.12 and similar dinner for only $33.12 (many eateries may also extend the promotion beyond those dates.)
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Getting in touch with Anthony Amoroso isn’t the easiest thing to do. Which is understandable, considering the corporate executive chef of four Caesars Entertainment-based restaurants — Atlantic Grill, Bill’s Burger Bar, Sammy D’s and Dos Caminos — has been rather busy lately.
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